December 9, 1989: Tashan, D.J. Lelewel, Adamski, Adeva, De La Soul

BEATS & PIECES

DOCTOR K, well known for his recordings on I.M.W and as a finalist at other previous contests, had deliberately held back in the preliminary rounds but then let loose to win the scratch mixing category in last week’s grand final of the London Mix Competition, with Ross Emins as runner up, while (ironically adding a really fresh dimension to the mixing competition format) the “straight” club mixing category was won by Mike Lloyd (using some Kylie Minogue as a crowd wind-up!), with Steven Verity as runner up. Promoter Wayne Nevers of New Cross’s Bad Company Soul Syndicate plans definitely to hold a second competition next year, possibly earlier in the summer … Ontario based Bigshot Records’ founder Jerry Fumo is hosting what’s described as a “label awareness bash” next Tuesday (12) at London’s Café De Paris, for which a limited number of £8 public tickets are available on 01-439 6194 … CityBeat and associated label XL Recordings are recruiting club DJs to act as regional representatives, promoting new releases and talent scouting for future signings – call Nick Hawkes on 01-870 7511 if interested … Arthur Baker, riding high as composer of Taylor Dayne’s current US smash, has been chosen by the film’s subject to score a documentary about the career of Quincy Jones, and is also looking forward to leading the band when Al Green promotes ‘The Message Is Love’ live on Johnny Carson’s top rated ‘Tonight’ show (rivalled now however on US TV by a “hipper” chat show hosted by Arsenio Hall) … Eddie Murphy has disappointed fans with his self written and directed new film ‘Harlem Nights’, a gratuitously foul-mouthed tale of nightclubs and gangsters set in 1938 which is never less than interesting but, despite co-starring Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, Della Reese, Arsenio Hall and a vampish Jasmine Guy, fatally just is not funny … Fred Parris & The 5 Satins’ 1956 doo wop classic, ‘(I’ll Remember) In The Still Of The Nite’ as usual came top of New York oldies station WCBS-fm’s annual listeners-voted Top 500, broadcast repeatedly throughout Thanksgiving, which was typically dominated by doo wop despite 23 entries by Elvis Presley and even the incongruous inclusion of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’! … Tim Rudling and Lisa Horan, previously together in EMI’s dance music team, have reunited to form The Dance Corporation handling all kinds of promotion (on 01-878 5022) … Welsh studio mixing wiz Alan Coulthard has been rushed off his feet since going independent, just in the first six weeks creating commercial megamixes for Inner City, Mel & Kim, Raze, ‘The Champion Story’, and the Gibson Brothers (the latter commission including six separate remixes too) … Ben Liebrand Remix ‘The Eve Of The War’ originally stormed the pop chart while still on its previously reviewed German 12 inch pressing (CBS 655126 6) … Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh have remixed the Roxanne Shanté album’s ‘Independent Woman’ for UK release next month … DJ ‘Kid Smurf’ wants strictly ravers only to turn up for his new Move Groove night starting this Thursday (7) at the Bear Cage in Leicester, where his Helsinki Bar gig has switched from Saturdays to Fridays … Gary Marson mixes up mainly house, lightweight rap and new soul on Fridays also at Leicester’s Bear Cage, and Saturdays at Nottingham’s Hippo … Matthew Roberts finds that, as many of his crowd go raving on Fridays at Manchester’s Hacienda, they dictate the upfront black sounds he spins with fellow ‘Blast’ jocks Gary Jones (tipped as a name to watch) and John Locke on Saturdays at Chester’s “heaving” High Society, and with Andy Baker on Thursdays at Wrexham’s Mr C’s … Jason Bushby’s soul/house/garage/hip hop Fridays at Saltburn’s Philmore Discotheque have been truly “heaving” ever since we last mentioned them, with guest DJs and PAs every week, more live acts always being needed – talk to him or Chris Farrell at the club on 0287-22202 if you’re interested in playing to the North-East Posse! … Al Charles, just to be contrary, reports an average 500 funksters “kickin’ and firin’” at his totally upfront Vienna Sundays, 8-11pm in Bury St Edmunds’ Devonshire House! … Nick Power (Kingston Upon Thames) rightly points out that of course it isn’t Faith, Hope & Charity but the other girl group with a similar name, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain whose ‘Touch And Go’ from 1976 sounds similar to ‘Just Wanna Touch Me’ by Italy’s Fidelfatti with Ronnette (of which an improved Norman Cook remix is out now) … Leon Roberts, of Manchester’s Black Rhythms at The Poly, says “Never mind a Loleatta Holloway compilation LP (all the classics are on Dutch Rams Horn 12 inch anyway), isn’t it about time someone bootlegged the acappella of ‘Love Sensation’ to make every house mixer in the country happy?” … IT’S SUCH A GOOD VIBRATION!


HOT VINYL

TASHAN ‘On The Horizon’ (OBR 465521 1, via CBS)
Deliberately inspired by Marvin Gaye’s socially conscious ‘What’s Going On’ style, with touches of Curtis Mayfield and Frankie Beverly too, this excellent gentle soul album combines messages of philosophy and love, even sampling a credited Marvin on the jerkily jogging 96bpm ‘Great Feeling’, and although not necessarily an essential floorfiller has excited instant interest, having also the wriggly undulating 93bpm ‘Black Man’, jiggly muffled swingbeat-ish 108⅛bpm ‘On The Horizon’, hesitantly jittering 95bpm ‘Think About You’, tuggingly swaying (0-)95¾bpm ‘Keep Moving On’, delicately funky 0-106-0bpm ‘All The Time Lovin’’, fatalistic swaying 81⅓-0bpm ‘Changes’, joltingly pattering (0-)107¼bpm ‘How Ya Livin’’, “mother, mother” started drifting 106¼bpm ‘Save The Family’, doodling (0-)92-0bpm ‘Heaven’, meandering 32½bpm ‘Tears Of Joy’, Alyson Williams duetted live 0-72-71⅓-72-71⅔-0bpm ‘Do You Wanna Know’.

D.J. LELEWEL ‘Magic Atto II°’ (BCM Records BCM 355 X)
Finally out here, and charging up The Club Chart as a result, is this typically exciting bounding pounder created by the man behind Black Box, The Mix Master and Starlight (to name just three of the very biggest Italo house hits!), Daniele ‘DJ Lelewel’ Davoli. Once again there’s a Loleatta Holloway-sounding “don’t hold back the feeling”, especially through the flip’s superior here 117⅓bpm The Deep, some corny Euro rap spoiling the A-side’s 117⅓-0bpm The House, as the two different versions are called.

ADAMSKI ‘LIVE AND DIRECT’ (MCA Records MCAX 6702)
This promo six-tracker, comprising in two parts the whole of side one of the now released parent LP (MCL 1900), has proved that last year’s acid house sound is still alive and well and actually being played live in aeroplane hangars (where much of this was recorded) by a sort of one man band, who lays down beats and keyboard lines in a continuous acieed session through the twittery thumping 0-120¼bpm ‘N-R-G’, piano pumped 122¼bpm ‘I Dream Of You‘, less good frantic hollow 126bpm ‘Tenko Krishna‘, piping and jangling frisky 124bpm ‘The Bassline Changed My Life‘, briskly chugging electro 126bpm ‘In Your Face‘, and dispirited twittery 124-124¼-0bpm ‘Magik Piano‘.

ADEVA ‘Beautiful Love (Extended)’ (Cooltempo COOLX 195)
Promoed in complicated combinations, the single commercial 12 inch has this Frankie Knuckles remixed drum tapped and tambourine chinked ambiguously jiggly 93⅞bpm moodily soulful swirling jogger, just right for the Soul II Soul market, its much more gently pulsing lush piano tinkled 94⅛bpm Instru-Mental, and Smack Productions’ typically more vigorous wailing wriggly 117¾bpm ‘Promises (Extended)’. Meanwhile, on promo, COOLXW 195 couples the now 94bpm Extended Knuckles Mix of ‘Beautiful Love’ with a totally different drily jittering sparse 94½bpm Smack Mix featuring some K-Y-ZE rap, and COOLXP 195 couples the now 117⅔bpm Broken Mix (as it’s called here) of ‘Promises’ with its arguably better more briskly striding 0-117¼bpm LP Version.

DE LA SOUL ‘Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Mix)’ (Big Life DLS 4)
Mixed by Baby Huey (who he?!), and due fully next week, this typically mumbled and scratched drily bumping languid 100⅛-0bpm subduedly Zapp-ish roller interweaves meandering guest vocal lines by the Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Queen Latifah and Q-Tip, briefly quoting a chorus from the Stairsteps’ ‘Ooh Child’ halfway, flipped on promo by a bonus Instrumental Mix plus the commercial AA-side’s Chad Jackson remixed contrastingly fast talking and scrubbing 121-120⅔bpm Tommy Roe ‘Dizzy’ and other Sixties beats backed ‘The Magic Number (1-2-3 Mix)‘.

There is currently so much dance material that it is now impossible to fully review and BPM every release. Starting this week, therefore, I will be doing briefly descriptive reviews of all relevant releases. Some of these potted reviews may well be subsequently expanded into fully detailed feature reviews, others may well include basic beats per minute information without ever being expanded, while the BPMs for some may well only ever appear separately the same week in The Club Chart (which is compiled later than this section and also will include BPMs of stuff yet to be listed). About one thing you can rest assured: if a record turns out to be hot, it will still be BPM-ed, one way or another.

OTHER NEWIES in brief include, on LP, the Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Siedah Garrett, El DeBarge, James Ingram, Al B. Sure!, Barry White, Gerald Albright, George Duke, André Crouch, Take 6 and many more featuring superb musical odyssey-like QUINCY JONES ‘Back On The Block’ (Qwest WX 313); surprisingly varied and by no means all danceable, but hot for the ‘phonecall overlaid jerkily shuffling ‘I Called U‘ (rather than ‘Blackout’, due on single), LIL LOUIS & THE WORLD ‘From The Mind Of Lil Louis’ (US Epic E 45468); weight lacking now minus DJ E-Z Rock but with a nice revival of the Gap Band’s ‘Outstanding‘, fairly uptempo rap ROB BASE ‘The Incredible Base’ (US Profie PRO-1285); funky old riffs backed hip house FAST EDDIE ‘Most Wanted’ (D.J. International Records 466024 1); nice largely downtempo huskily soulful BY ALL MEANS ‘Beyond A Dream’ (Fourth & Broadway BRLP 542); Dr Dre produced plaintive girl sung fairly soulful modern style, rather than the rap you might expect, MICHEL’LE ‘Michel’le’ (US Ruthless Records 91282-1).

On 12” are the ‘flute’ tootled and synth washed atmospherically swirling but beefily rumbling and thumping instrumental (flipped by the more monotonously acidic ‘FX‘) A GUY CALLED GERALD ‘Eyes Of Sorrow’ (Subscape Records/CBS XPR-1469);

the O’jays ‘For The Love Of Money’ meets the ‘Funky Drummer’, sort of, jiggly grooving THE STONE ROSES ‘Fools Gold’ (Silvertone ORE T 13);

samples crammed jaunty go-go based seasonal COLDCUT ‘Coldcut’s Christmas Break’ (Ahead Of Our Time HOTPLATE 8);

O’Jays and D Train influenced brightly shuffling hip house D MOB ‘Put Your Hands Together (Slammin’ Jammin’ Mix)’ (ffrr FXDJ 124);

B-side hidden but absolutely blazing Donald Byrd ‘Dominoes’ based undulating chatted and crooned ORAN “JUICE” JONES ‘To Be Immortal’ (US OBR 44 73120);

wailing girl cooed and lisping guy rapped funkily chugging strong street soul/new jack swing MANTRONIX (featuring Wondress) ‘Got To Have Your Love’ (US Capitol V-15521);

remixed judderingly churning chanted hip house 2 IN A ROOM ‘Do What You Want’ (US Cutting Records CR-232);

bass boomed backbeating strong hip house (in five usefully varied mixes) MIX MASTERS featuring M.C. Action ‘It’s About Time’ (US Underground UN132);

familiar sounding girl wailed beefily galloping good if typical Italo 49ERS ‘Touch Me’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 157);

mysteriously white labelled clever Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal overdubbing breezy tinkling OLIMAX & DJ SHAPPS ‘Saturday Love’ (SOX 033);

totally white labelled (like, no matrix number even!) ‘Going Back To My Roots’, ‘Axel F’ and other breaks woven mixer apparently credited as MANUEL CHICO ‘Disco Dinamyte’;

frenetic legal Italo and acid megamixing LATINO RAVE ‘Deep Heat ’89 (Latino Mix)’ (Deep Heat 12 DEEP 10, via The Total Record Company/BMG);

long awaited crawling tender slow (though hotter for Steve Anderson’s B-side hits megamixing ‘Every Little Hit’ Mix!) BOBBY BROWN ‘Roni‘ (MCA Records MCAT 1384);

Rita Liebrand (Ben’s DJ sister!) megamixed hits medleying ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘Hitmix (The Official Bootleg Megamix)’ (Tabu 655504 6);

brightly bubbling late Seventies flavoured though modern muttered and chanted hip house THE HOUSE CREW ‘All We Wanna Do Is Dance’ (Production House Records PNT 010);

routine grand piano driven but distinctive as gruffly croaked Italo MEETING PLACE ‘House From The World’ (Italian Dance-World Attack DWA 00.03),

fiercely stabbing and bounding electro house HOW II HOUSE ‘Time To Feel The Rhythm’ (US Bigshot Records VS 44/Outer Rhythm FOOT 2);

1976 Barrett Strong album track reviving good mellow soulful Lou Rawls-ish chunkily rolling JOHNNY BRISTOL ‘Man Up In The Sky’ (Motorcity MOTC 21, via Pacific);

multi-tracked (in three contrasting vocal mixes) good tunefully cantering ANTHONY THOMAS ‘Tonite I Really Need Someone’ (US DJ International Records DJ 993);

superb (though yet to sell much) shrill synthesised “strings” and pattering piano nagged quite haunting soulfully worried friskily cantering FULL EFFECT featuring Scott Holt ‘One Love’ (US Music Village Records MV-0044);

tinkly keyboarded airily jazzy house (in contrasting treatments) POWER HOUSE ‘Kenny’s Jazz’ (US Nugroove NG-030);

Ian Levine co-produced but Freddy Bastone mixed brand new UK recorded throatily wailed rambling LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY ‘Heartstealer’ (Saturday SDY 11, via Pacific);

bland pop guys harmonised but also stuttery, twittery and jerkily bounding IN-DEX ‘Now You’re Gone’ (US Bigshot Records VS 143);

quite good moodily building then episodically cantering and sighing girl gasped (the current ingredients!) MORENAS ‘Hazme Sonar’ (Italian Dance Floor Corporation DFC 018);

Todd Terry created slightly disjointed drums bashed but, buried under everything, basically ‘Heavy Vibes’-ish rumbling, chanting and jolting SAX ‘Give Yourself To Me’ (US Loud House Records WAR-063);

drily thrumming drums and bass driven word spitting hip house MC RAJAH ‘Doin’ The House’ (US SAM Records SAM 5005);

wriggly drum and bass bumped hip house DEF JEF featuring Etta James ‘Droppin’ Rhymes On Drums’ (US Delicious Vinyl DV 1008);

bright squeaky girl warbled pshta pshta-ing CHOCOLETTE ‘A Little Bit Of Lovin’’ (Sleeping Bag Records SBUK 18T);

‘Going Back To My Roots’ piano adapting and other familiar strains spiced jerkily stuttering Italo SOFT HOUSE COMPANY ‘What You Need…’ (Italian IRMA casadiprimordine ICP 006);

Masters Of The Universe EP track remixing girls breathed and snarled ‘Pacific State’/’Sueno Latino’-ish SKELETOR ‘Do You Want Me’ (US Easy Street EZS-7559);

beefily lurching modern UK funk (in chunkily acidic, Lisa Stansfield-ish vocal, and Sueno Latino-ish versions) CUT THE Q ‘Who Needs A Love Like That’ (Submission SUBX 016, via Pacific);

abrasive fast scrubbing funk backed rap S.L. TROOPERS featuring SWEET PEA ‘Movement’ (Music Of Life NOTE 32);

Lyn Collins “yeah-wooh” prodded (yawn) powerfully pounding but pedestrian lurching funk SLY & ROBBIE ‘Dance Hall’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 153);

grand piano underpinned frantic funky samples woven Italo (though labelled to look American) CHECK THIS ‘We’ll Rock You’ (Italian Open Air Inc. CK-372);

Mtume ‘Juicy Fruit’ adapting rap ballad WRECKS-N-EFFECT ‘Juicy’ (US Sound Of New York MOT-4682);

North London bedroom based label’s jerkily shuffling samples woven Jazzy Jason presents THE MIXTRESS ‘People Of The Universe’ (Blapps! Records SEX 073, via 01-226 2122);

likewise budget but effective nervily wriggling rap Blapps present M.C. UNTOUCHABLE ‘Untouchables Theme’ (Blapps! Records SEX 072);

funky drummer jiggled angry rap JESSE WEST ‘Renegade’ (US Motown MOT-4683);

not for airplay, funkily ribald “blue” party record overdubbed shuffling “TOTAL MADDNESS” ‘LaWanda Big Bottom’ (US Dope Wax DW-004);

simple electro house instrumentals five-track 326 ‘Under The Cherry Tree’ (US Muzique Records MR-002);

percolatingly burbled and drily mumbled acidic hip house-ish PUBLIC SERVICE ‘Is This The House?’ (US DanceFloor DF 1217);

sparsely speeding frantic house “ARMANDO” ‘We’re On The Move’ (US WareHouse Records WR-003);

‘Ride On Time’ rhythm and piano copying BCN ORCHESTRA ‘Quien Tu Te Crees?’ (BCM Records BCM 368);

thinly squiggling (though more beefily throbbing on the Remix flip) A GUY CALLED GERALD ‘Hot Lemonade’ (Rham! R58908);

Raul Orellana produced sighing Spanish girl whispered now livelier remixed jiggly leaping ISAMAR & COMPANIA ‘Amor Suave (Hard Core Remix)’ (Cygnet Records CYGT 3, via The Total Record Company/BMG);

Dutch mixing champ Juan Elmzoon created and MC Phryme rapped 127bpm jumpy hip house KING BEE ‘Party People In The House (Pump The Mix)’ (1st Bass RUFF 4, via Big One);

sweet girl and gently gruff guys sung pleasant Milli Vanilli-ish jiggly trotting CLUB NOUVEAU ‘No Friend Of Mine’ (US Warner Bros/King Jay Records 0-21366);

Chic-type guitar chinked over-busily churning jittery staccato JODY WATLEY ‘What’cha Gonna Do For Me’ (MCA Records MCAT 1382);

Patti Day covering girl wailed rambling and spurting LONNIE GORDON ‘Right Before My Eyes’ (Supreme Records SUPET 155);

monotonously rumbling backbeat smacked ‘purple’ WENDY & LISA ‘Waterfall (Psychedelic Teepee Twelve)’ (Virgin VST 1223).

Currently out as new remixes are the previously reviewed most recent singles by Inner City, Izit, Ruby Turner, Nasih & M-D-Emm, Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, Urban High featuring Dee Dee Wilde, No Smoke, Bang-The-Party, Tyree featuring JMD, Glen Goldsmith.


THE CLUB CHART – December 9, 1989

01 06 GET A LIFE (CLUB MIX)/JAZZIE’S GROOVE (NEW VERSION) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in
02 01 ALL AROUND THE WORLD (LONG VERSION) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
03 07 IT’S OVER NOW (ORIGINAL CLASSIC/1989 WITH ATTITUDE) Ultra Naté, WEA 12in
04 09 GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS/RICH IN PARADISE FPI Project present Rich In Paradise, Rumour Records 12in
05 02 PACIFIC-202/PACIFIC STATE/PACIFIC-303 808 State, Zang 12in
06 04 LET THE RHYTHM PUMP (MIXES) Doug Lazy, Atlantic 12in
07 05 GRAND PIANO/PIANO GROOVE The Mix Master, BCM Records 12in
08 — N-R-G (PARTS 1 & 2)/THE BASSLINE CHANGED MY LIFE/I DREAM OF YOU/M25/YOU, ME, HOUSE/RAP YOU IN THE SOUND/INTO ORBIT/LOVE AND LIFE/A BRAND NEW WORLD/LOVE TEKNOLOGY (PART 1) Adamski, MCA Records LP
09 03 WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN’ (DEF/MELTDOWN MIXES) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
10 12 ENCORE Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Syncopate 12in
11 56 ENERGY DAWN/LET IT TAKE CONTROL (MIXES) Flowmasters, XL Recordings 12in EP
12 31 JUST WANNA TOUCH ME (MIXES) Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Urban 12in
13 15 GET BUSY (MIXES) Mr Lee, Jive 12in
14 21 N-R-G (PARTS 1 & 2)/THE BASSLINE CHANGED MY LIFE/I DREAM OF YOU/IN YOUR FACE Adamski, MCA Records 12in promo
15 44 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY (FINAL CONFLICT) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam 12in
16 10 FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO GROOVE (REMIXES) Twin Hype, Profile 12in
17 22 I AM SOMEBODY (MIXES) Jerry Edwards, RePublic Records 12in
18 27 HEAVEN (HEAVY CLUB/ALTERNATIVE 12” MIX) The Chimes, CBS 12in
19 08 AUTUMN LOVE (FUTURE 3)/DESTINY (THE RAVE MIX) Electra, ffrr12in pre-release
20 38 EVERYDAY (UNDERGROUND/FREESTYLE/NEW AGE) The Jam Machine, de/Construction 12in
21 18 JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU (MIXES) Looney Tunes, XL Recordings 12in
22 16 AIRPORT ’89 (MIXES) Wood Allen, German BCM Records 12in
23 23 STORIES (I’VE A NOVELLA/STORIES MIXES) Izit, PerfectO 12in
24 73 I CALLED U/BLACKOUT/6 A.M./NYCE & SLO/TUCH ME Lil Louis & The World, US Epic LP
25 30 FREE SOUTH AFRICA (MIXES)/RUFF & MASSIVE Massive Sounds, RePublic Records 12in
26 26 STOMP (MOVE JUMP JACK YOUR BODY) (MIXES) K-Y-ZE, Cooltempo 12in
27 35 LET THERE BE HOUSE (MIXES) Deskee, 1st Bass 12in
28 25 THIS WAY, THAT WAY (MIXES) Pandella, Easy Street 12in
29 28 RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES (HOUSE VOCAL) Patti Day, Debut 12in
30 14 CHECK IT OUT (HIT ‘N’ RUN MIX)/DO YOU WANT ME (MIXES)/ROK YO’ BODY (MIXES) Masters Of The Universe, Strictly Underground 12in
31 53 DO WHAT YOU WANT (REMIX/DEEP DUB)/TAKE ME AWAY (VOL 1 REMIX/JUNIOR VASQUEZ MIX) 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records 12in
32 52 STAY CLOSE (MIXES) Mondeé Oliver, US Gherkin Records 12in
33 69 JAM IT JAM (PASCAL GABRIEL/HIP HOP MIXES) She Rockers, Jive 12in pre-release
34 — GOT TO HAVE YOUR LOVE (CLUB/RAP/RADIO/CLUB EDIT/INST/DUB) Mantronix (featuring Wondress), US Capitol 12in
35 20 LIVE TOGETHER/SINCERITY Lisa Stansfield, Arista LP
36 — GREATEST FEELING/BLACK MAN/ON THE HORIZON/KEEP MOVING ON Tashan, OBR LP
37 51 THE PHANTOM (REMIX)/SPACE GLADIATOR DUB Renegade Sound Wave, Mute 12in
38 59 BEYOND THIS WORLD (VERSIONS)/PROMO NO. 2 Jungle Brothers, US Warner Bros 12in
39 41 WALK ON BY (MIXES) Dina Carroll, Jive 12in promo
40 33 THE THEME (MIXES) Unique 3, 10 Records 12in
41 13 MELTDOWN (HARDCORE CLUB MIX) Quartz, Mercury/iTMusic 12in
42 82 TOUCH ME (SEXUAL VERSION/INST) 49ers, Fourth & Broadway 12in promo
43 40 GOT TO GET (MIXES) Rob ‘n’ Raz featuring Leila K, Arista 12in
44 — THE MAGIC NUMBER/BUDDY (REMIXES) De La Soul, Big Life 12in promo
45 19 THE EVE OF THE WAR (DEEPSPACE MIX) Ben Liebrand Remix, CBS 12in
46 — PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER (SLAMMIN’ & JAMMIN’ MIXES)/A RHYTHM FROM WITHIN D Mob, ffrr 12in pre-release
47 89 WARM LOVE (MIXES) The Beatmasters featuring Claudia Fontaine, Rhythm King 12in
48 57 ESTE AMOR (CLUB VERSION) E.V.O.E., Italian New Music 12in
49 17 MAGIC ATTO II° (THE DEEP) D.J. Lelewel, BCM Records 12in
50 66 MAMA GAVE BIRTH TO THE SOUL CHILDREN Queen Latifah, Gee Street LP
51 29 YOU ARE ON MY MIND (MIXES) Roqui, RePublic Records 12in
52 45 TWO TO MAKE IT RIGHT (MIXES) Seduction, Breakout 12in
53 — WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN’ (KEVIN McCORD REMIX)/PARADISE REMIX/SET YOUR BODY FREE (REMIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
54 32 YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, Trax Records 12in
55 39 TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED (AFTER DARK) Electribe 101, Mercury 12in
56 — GET U SOME MORE/LET’S DO THIS/JUST BUGGIN’/THAT’S BAD/MOST WANTED/I CAN’T GET THAT FROM YOU/WORK YOUR BODY/GIT ON UP Fast Eddie, DJ International Records LP
57 93 JUST ANOTHER DREAM (PAUL SIMPSON US REMIX) Cathy Dennis, Polydor 12in promo
58 — ALL 4 LOVE (BREAK 4 LOVE 1990 MIXES) Raze featuring Lady J & The Secretary of Ent., Champion 12in mailing list promo
59 54 EYES OF SORROW/FX A Guy Called Gerald, Subscape Records 12in white label
60 — GET HIP TO THIS! (FRANKIE BONES MANIC MIX/GET HIP DJ MIX) Naish & M D Emm, RePublic Records 12in
61 re LADIES FIRST (45 KING/ULTIMATUM MIXES) Queen Latifah & Monie Love, Gee Street 12in
62 72 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (“PUMPED UP” MIX) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
63 90 MOVEMENT/THERE IT IS S.L. Troopers featuring Sweet Pea, Music Of Life 12in pre-release
64 64 DEFINITION OF LOVE (REMIXES) KAOS, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in
65 83 TRACK WITH NO NAME/SHALL WE… Forgemasters, Outer Rhythm/W.A.R.P. Records 12in
66 58 TAINTED LOVE (REMIXES) Impedance, Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ 12in
67 61  I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU/I DON’T GO FOR THAT/BACK ON THE BLOCK/JAZZ CORNER OF THE WORLD;BIRDLAND/TOMORROW/SEPTEMBRO/WEE B. DOOINIT/THE SECRET GARDEN/ONE MAN WOMAN/THE PLACES YOU FIND LOVE Quincy Jones, Qwest LP
68 — HITMIX (THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG MEGAMIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
69 re JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU 101, Subway 12in
70 36 I SECOND THAT EMOTION (REMIXES) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
71 70 MOVE YOUR BODY (MIXES) Tyree featuring JMD, DJ International Records 12in
72 92 LADIES (LET’S GO) (MIXES) T.D.P., Reachin’ Records 12in
73 37 HEAVEN (ORIGINAL PETER HINDS MIX) The Chimes, CBS 12in promo
74 74 STEPPIN’ TO THE A.M./SONS OF 3RD BASS 3rd Bass, US Def Jam LP
75 91 2 FAR (MIXES) The Paris Ford Project, US Paris Club Records 12in
76 re FEELING FREE (THE “JAZZY WHO?” MIX)/SIT AND WAIT (STATIONARY TO STATIONARY MIX) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
77 81 WHO NEEDS A LOVE LIKE THAT (MIXES) Cut The Q, Submission 12in promo
78 — HEARTSTEALER (FREDDIE BASTONE MIXES/JON WILLIAMS MIX) Loleatta Holloway, Saturday 12in
79 47 RONI (EXTENDED VERSION)/THE “EVERY LITTLE HIT” MIX Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
80 — THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (PAUL SIMPSON 12” REMIX) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
81 — RUN AWAY (HEAVY VIBES MIX/SALSOUL INSTRUMENTAL/SUB ROSA BREAKDOWN) Urban High featuring Dee Dee Wilde, Fourth & Broadway 12in
82 85 TAINTED LOVE (CLUB MIX) Impedance, Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ 12in
83 — INNA CITY MAMA (ORIGINAL/RE-RECORDED)/KISSES ON THE WIND (LOVERS HIP-HOP)/THE NEXT GENERATION Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in promo
84 71 DANCE HALL (MIXES) Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
85 24 GIT ON UP (UK FAST EDDIE MIX) Fast Eddie featuring Sundance, DJ International Records 12in
86 — NOW YOU’RE GONE (YA-YA/RUPERT BARE/CLUB/NO NO) In-Dex, US Bigshot Records 12in
87 46 WELCOME (LONG VERSION) Gino Latino, US Harbor Light Records 12in
88 43 RUN AWAY (MIXES) Urban High featuring Dee Dee Wilde, Fourth & Broadway 12in
89 — BEAUTIFUL LOVE (K-Y-ZE RAP/EXTENDED) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in promo
90 68 RESCUE ME (DANCE/DUB/CLUB/12” MIXES) Debbie Malone, Krunch Records 12in
91 63 DIRTY CASH (MONEY TALKS) (MIXES) Adventures Of Stevie V, Mercury 12in promo
92 — DISCO DINAMYTE (SIDE I/SIDE II) Manuel Chico, Easy Dance 12in white label
93 — STORIES (THE MELLOW MIX) Izit, PerfectO 12in
94 65 STRINGS OF LIFE ’89 (JUAN’S MAGIC MIX) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Kool Kat/Big Life 12in
95 50 RAPPERS DELIGHT (BEN LIEBRAND HIP HOP REMIX) Sugarhill Gang, Castle Communications 12in
96 — TIME TO FEEL THE RHYTHM (DEF PARTY/SYMPHONIC)/UNLOCK THE HOUSE (DETROIT/MADDHOUSE MIX) How II House, US Bigshot Records 12in
97 67 PIANISTA TE QUIERO/CASA BEAT M-I-Cara, US N-Joy Records 12in
98 — BIG HOUSE (HOUSE/DEEP IN BIG BABY ACID/WORK IT MIXES) “Big Baby”, US Big Productions 12in
99 — COLDCUT’S CHRISTMAS BREAK/SANTA’S HOUSE/BREAK IT UP Coldcut, Ahead Of Our Time 12in promo
100= — SET ME FREE (CLUB MIX/INST/JULIAN “JUMPIN” PEREZ) Sterling Void featuring Paris Brightless, US DJ International Records 12in
100= 79 JUST ANOTHER DREAM (12” VERSION/FUNKY LOVE MIX) Cathy Dennis, Polydor 12in promo

2 thoughts on “December 9, 1989: Tashan, D.J. Lelewel, Adamski, Adeva, De La Soul”

  1. Having only published two reviews the previous week, James is certainly making up for lost time here, but this quickfire capsule review format won’t last long.

    The Adamski album marks the point where I basically stopped trying to get my head around warehouse/rave or whatever it was being called at the time. I was baffled by the appeal of its tinny toytown plinky-plonking, but then I’d never experienced this sort of thing in situ, and I never would. On the other hand, I liked the Tashan album a great deal, particularly “Black Man”, and Def Jef/Etta James’ fantastic “Droppin’ Rhymes On Drums” remains a particular favourite to this day.

    If James thought that The 49ers’ “Touch Me” sounded familiar, that’s because it samples Alisha Warren’s “Touch Me” from a few months ago. I recognised the sample immediately, and disliked The 49ers’ re-appropriation intensely.

    Olimax’s partner DJ Shapps has a brother who has done quite well for himself: he’s currently Secretary of State for Transport!

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  2. Interesting how the words rave/raving/raves etc have taken off so quickly – I remember that people used to talk about going raving as in going to an acid house night well before people started talking about ‘raves’. IIRC the first use of rave in its modern context was about some night put on in somewhere like Acton or a similar area in the spring (?) of 1989..
    Of course the noun ‘rave’ was by no means new I’ve seen adverts for Pink Floyd playing at a rave (in their case a psychedelic happening )in about 1966. Peter Stringfelliow stated that he invented it in adverts for his club nights even earlier than that.
    For certain people it became a bit of naff word by the mid 90s although I continued to use it as summed up best for the kind of all night thing that I went to .

    However in the last decade or maybe two decades it has gradually become the accepted term for everyone to use again for an all night or all day event where people dance to electronic music.

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